What does a member get from a virtual group service?

The most commonly asked question about virtual groups are - Is there going to be a charge for it? What do I get for my money and is it still worth it? I'm going to do my best to answer this below.

Prior to the world as we know it changing recently, members paid a weekly fee of €9.00. For this they received:

  • A weekly weigh in on an independent scales.
  • Access to group support / image therapy session.
  • Ongoing support from their consultant.
  • Access to all resources in the members area of the Slimming World website. Weekly motivational articles / recipe ideas / syns lookup tools and smart phone app use etc
  • Access to private Facebook support group.
  • Access to Slimming World products like HiFi bars and discounted magazine pricing.

Obviously with no physical venues and with social distancing being implemented things have had to change. Slimming World as a company have worked extremely hard in the background to reinvent (on a temporary basis) the service to offer as close as possible the previous service levels. This has evolved into a virtual group service at a temporarily much reduced price of just €4.00 per week. This price has been proposed by Slimming World to literally keep the lights on and enable the service to continue via their consultants, and to provide for part of the background running costs of providing the Slimming World members tools and consultant support infrastructure.

The compromise as such is that members are asked now to weigh in themselves (if they wish to) on their own scales and let their consultant know at a certain cut off time before group time their weight. Prior to group the consultant will input this information into our system here in preparation for group. This means that all the relevant information that a consultant normally has in their hands at group, and at home for midweek support is available and ready to use!

Members who wish to participate in group will have access to a special online session ran via Zoom conferencing software and app on their laptops (freely available at no cost), computers, tablets or phones. Members who do not wish to participate do not have to - similar to a member who weighs in group and does not stay for image therapy.  As always we would encourage participation in group to get the best possible help with your weight loss journey.

Members continue to get access to all the members resources as well as the benefits of their midweek support of a group of like minded individuals sharing their journies and the support of their consultant.

It's the same but online! Here's how it compares ...

 

 Physical Group Virtual Group
  1. A weekly weigh in on an independent scales.
  • Members weigh in on their own scales.
  • Consultant inputs weight onto system.
  • Access to group support / image therapy session.
  • Access to group support / image therapy session delivered online using Zoom conferencing.
  • Ongoing support from their consultant.
  • Ongoing support from their consultant.
  • Access to all resources in the members area of the Slimming World website. Weekly motivational articles / recipe ideas / syns lookup tools and smart phone app use etc
  • Access to all resources in the members area of the Slimming World website. Weekly motivational articles / recipe ideas / syns lookup tools and smart phone app use etc
  • Access to private Facebook support group.
  • Access to private Facebook support group.
  • Access to Slimming World products like HiFi bars and discounted magazine pricing.
  • Access to Slimming World products like HiFi bars and discounted magazine pricing. FREE delivery to members doors.
Weekly Cost €9.00 Discounted Weekly Cost €4.00

 

We've successfully trialed this concept in March and have now moved forward to offering a full virtual service!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Please leave a comment below!

 

 

5 comments

  • Interested

    Caroline Lavelle
  • Would be interested but not great on my computer if I could log in once I would be fine

    Mag o shea
  • Sounds good to me.and would motivate me not to eat randomly at my time of cocooning, or i will undo all work i have done in physical group with Irene in Lucan

    Pauline Molyneux
  • Would be interested in joining Pat
    All I’m doing is eating out of boredom

    Jan Hawkins
  • Would be interested in joining Pat.. all I’m doing is eating

    Janet

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